Saint Petersburg City Councilman Jim Kennedy has filed the paperwork to run for a second and final term in 2013.
Kennedy was first appointed in October 2007 to the District 2 seat, which encompasses the northernmost portions of the city, before winning election in 2009. If he wins reelection, he will serve 10 years on the City Council before he must leave due to term limits.
Kennedy, an attorney, has been a resident of St. Petersburg for nearly thirty years.
As for his campaign plans, Kennedy has or will soon enough brought back in organizer Johnny Bardine, who ran Kennedy's campaign in 2009.
The only trouble I could see Kennedy running into is if the "Stop the Lens" crowd puts together a slate of candidates able to use the debate over the new Pier as a springboard to election.